Every quilter has to have a sewing space. When I was first married, there wasn't any extra space, so the sewing machine only came out when I was making a project. I would power sew for a couple of weeks and the machine would be on one end of the dining room table. This made it impossible to eat a meal at the table, which my husband really disliked. Over the years, we moved to a bigger house and more space became available.
Since my girls left home, an entire extra bedroom was converted into my sewing space. Of course, we won't say how long they've been gone from home. I reorganized the space back in 2008 and added some book shelving and purchased storage areas. One of my favorite aspects of the room is the wooden cupboard in which I house my folded fabrics. The furniture was intended for holding shoes in a closet area, but I put two pieces together for a floor to ceiling rainbow of fabric storage space. My sister, who only recently got involved in making quilts, likes to come shopping in my sewing room when she needs just a little bit of fabric. Don't look too close, you may see some vintage fabrics. Uh oh, I'm telling my age again. And, the space keeps sprawling into the next room. The older I get, the more space I need to sew & quilt.
At least my husband cannot complain. The other extra bedroom was converted into a "man cave".